http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com Hydrocarbon Processing Industry Perspectives: The Main Column podcast: Crucial topics shaping the industry https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2020/april-2020/trends-and-resources/industry-perspectives-the-main-column-podcast-crucial-topics-shaping-the-industry In the February issue of Hydrocarbon Processing, the editors asked our global readership what topics they would like to hear on the publication’s new podcast series: The Main Column. Cost-effective naphtha hydrotreating unit revamp to increase high-octane reformate production https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2020/april-2020/special-focus-clean-fuels/cost-effective-naphtha-hydrotreating-unit-revamp-to-increase-high-octane-reformate-production India, which is the third-largest economy in the world, is home to nearly 18% of the world’s population (nearly 1.4 B). Demineralized water system design: Considerations for the petrochemical industry—Part 1 https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2020/march-2020/water-management/demineralized-water-system-design-considerations-for-the-petrochemical-industry-part-1 Site utility leads, engineers and other professionals in the hydrocarbon/chemical processing industries (HPI/CPI) are facing a perfect storm of increasing demineralized water demand, end of life of existing demineralized water plant equipment, changing source water quality, corporate directives to diversify water sources, and pressure from regulators and community stakeholders to minimize the volume of waste generated from water treatment. Executive Viewpoint: Sustainability: Initiatives, innovation and solutions to crucial challenges https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2020/march-2020/columns/executive-viewpoint-sustainability-initiatives-innovation-and-solutions-to-crucial-challenges Hydrocarbon Processing's Editor-in-Chief/Associate Publisher, Lee Nichols, was pleased to speak with Jim Becker (JB), Vice President, Polymers and Sustainability for Chevron Phillips Chemical (CP Chem). Editorial Comment: Petrochemicals: Growth, challenges, advancements and the technologies shaping an industry https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2020/march-2020/columns/editorial-comment-petrochemicals-growth-challenges-advancements-and-the-technologies-shaping-an-industry Each year, Hydrocarbon Processing devotes a Special Focus section to the latest advancements in petrochemical technology, as well as best practices, reliability and safety to ensure efficient and optimized petrochemical operations. Industry Perspectives: New petrochemical projects flat year-over-year https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2020/march-2020/trends-and-resources/industry-perspectives-new-petrochemical-projects-flat-year-over-year New perochemical project announcements plateaued year-over-year (y-o-y), according to data from Hydrocarbon Processing’s Construction Boxscore Database. Leveraging modern flow technologies to improve safety in refineries https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2020/february-2020/special-focus-digital-transformation/leveraging-modern-flow-technologies-to-improve-safety-in-refineries The refining industry is facing increased pressures, such as crude oil supply changes, changing product distributions and increasing regulations. These pressure points create a highly competitive market where refiners are looking for options that include digitally transforming operations and adapting new technologies to enhance safety and improve uptime, flexibility and efficiency, while securing their competitive position in a dynamic market. Improving personnel and process safety remains a top focus area for refiners. Managing dark data and visualizing your digital twin https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2020/february-2020/special-focus-digital-transformation/managing-dark-data-and-visualizing-your-digital-twin Today’s tools are often specialized for a certain type of task; however, they often lack the connectivity that would enable the easy comparison and cross-reference of asset information. Engineering tools are well suited for design and build phases, but may be less suited for use in operations and maintenance. Five key innovation concepts to impact frontline engineers in 2020 https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2020/february-2020/special-focus-digital-transformation/five-key-innovation-concepts-to-impact-frontline-engineers-in-2020 Gas processing, liquefaction, oil refining, bulk petrochemicals and chemicals plants represent a large population of frontline engineers and technical managers. Their professional lives will become increasingly impacted by the growing adoption of disruptive digital technologies and digital platforms. Construction https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2020/february-2020/trends-and-resources/construction Nigeria LNG (NLNG), a consortium comprised of Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. (NNPC), Shell, Total and Eni, has greenlighted the expansion of the Bonny Island LNG terminal.